Intro to Feature Kick-Offs
- Feature Kick-off Meeting
Atlassian's team explains what a feature kick-off meeting is and why it is worth having. Their kick-off meeting includes: • Feature overview • Team feedback • User journey walkthrough • Critiques and alternate solutions
Kick-off Meeting Purpose
- How to conduct collaborative feature kickoffs
Andrew describes a process for a collaborative kick-off that that inspires each team member, aligns goals across teams, and forms a realistic action plan to follow. He outlines a template for a workshop with four parts: • Part One: Identify your stakeholders • Part Two: Presentation — Set Context and Priorities • Part Three: Workshop — Diverge and Converge • Part Four: Technical Discussion
Agendas and Templates for Kick-Off Meetings
- Running a Successful Feature Kick-Off
Diana's current and evolving kick-off format includes: • Why are we building this feature? • User stories • Competitors / market offerings • Customer stories • Feature scoping / acceptance criteria
- GitLab Kickoff Meeting Process
GitLab's kickoffs cover standard components, such as problem statements and designs, but have a unique twist: they are recorded and posted for external viewing by customers and the GitLab community.
- Product Design Kickoff Checklist
Matthew provides a product designer's perspective on kickoffs, and explains 4 pieces of research collateral to present: Product Stories, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, and Product Story Maps.